Ponant will offer guests one included excursion per port of call starting with winter 2024-25 departures. That winter 2024-25 schedule includes 17 itineraries and 32 departures. Itineraries include sailing to the Arabian fjords aboard a traditional dhow; learning how the Panama Canal was built through expert-led talks; embarking on a Northern Lights expedition in the Arctic; and marveling at Buddha statues within Sri Lanka’s Dambulla Cave Temple.
The initiative is part of Ponant’s commitment to purposeful travel, allowing guests to dive deeper into local culture and heritage, challenge their sense of adventure through excursions, drive their curiosity through artistic programming, and inspire their sense of wonder by exploring natural landscapes.
As capacities are limited, pre-booking will open around two months before departure and requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. For those who would like to get even further off the beaten track or experience more exclusive activities, optional paid excursions will also be offered for each departure.
Note: The included excursion is valid from winter 2024/25 for all Ponant voyages excluding sailings onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. One excursion is included per person and per stopover.
Ponant sails to the Arctic and the Antarctic as well as in the Atlantic and North Europe, Mediterranean, Middle East, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, Asia, Oceania and South Pacific, the Caribbean, North, Central and South America.